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From TheJournal.ie South Korea swears in first female president South Korea

South Korea swears in first female president

Taking the oath of office, Park Geun-Hye called on the regime in North Korea to “abandon its nuclear ambitions without delay”.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test North Korea

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea DPRK

Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea

The Google chairman and the former governor of New Mexico say they are on a private humanitarian mission which is not connected to the US government.

From TheJournal.ie These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare" Greetings

These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare"

The Presbyterian church in Seoul is being decked out in lights from today – a display which North Korea sees essentially as a rude gesture at Pyongyang.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage North Korea

North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage

Crop harvests have been seriously affected by a serious drought and recent flooding.

From TheJournal.ie Leaflet bombs: North Korea drops propaganda pamphlets on the South Korea

Leaflet bombs: North Korea drops propaganda pamphlets on the South

South Korean soldiers were reported to have collected thousands of leaflets floated by the North across the frontier as relations worsen between the two countries still technically at war.

From TheJournal.ie Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married? Koreas

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married?

South Korea says mystery woman recently spotted accompanying the new leader is his wife.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-un gives himself new title to cement grip on power Musical Chairs

Kim Jong-un gives himself new title to cement grip on power

The 29-year-old leader has given himself the title of ‘Marshal’ – previously held by his father and grandfather.

From TheJournal.ie UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs North Korea

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs

In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea U-turn

After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea

Pak Jong-Suk said immigrants to the South were given “hateful and deceitful” menial work – so she went home again.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills Koreas

North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills

US-South Korean military drills last week displayed a North Korean flag.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Un addresses mass rally of under-13s North Korea

Kim Jong Un addresses mass rally of under-13s

North Korea threatened to fire at southern media outlets which likened the children’s rally to a Hitler Youth event.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea reports serious drought North Korea

North Korea reports serious drought

The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.

From TheJournal.ie Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space North Korea

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space

North Korea’s national celebration of the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung was big enough to be visible from space.

From TheJournal.ie Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message? North Korea

Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?

New North Korean leader signals economic reform in his public address.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Daily life in North Korea North Korea This post contains images

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea

It’s one of the most secretive nations in the world but this week, North Korea allowed journalists in to the country to witness its rocket test. Here’s what they saw.

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders North Korea This post contains images

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders

The statues of Kim Jong-Il and his father, Kim Il-Sung, are unveiled to mark the latter’s 100th birthday this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Welcome to the North Korean space control centre! North Korea This post contains images

In pictures: Welcome to the North Korean space control centre!

Take a peek inside the base holding the regime’s most advanced technology.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: North Korea's military parade in honour of Kim Jong Il North Korea This post contains images

In pictures: North Korea's military parade in honour of Kim Jong Il

Commemorative events and a major military parade were held on what would have been the late leader’s 70th birthday.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: North Korea's new leader in action North Korea This post contains videos

WATCH: North Korea's new leader in action

Check out Kim Jong-un as he meets schoolchildren, tests mattresses and… strokes stuffed animals?

From TheJournal.ie Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display Embalmed

Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display

The body will be preserved by North Korean embalmers, rather than the Russian experts used previously, according to reports.

From TheJournal.ie As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften North Korea

As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften

North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission said that the country would never deal with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea: Kim Jong Il's son and successor declared Supreme Leader North Korea This post contains videos

North Korea: Kim Jong Il's son and successor declared Supreme Leader

Kim Jong Un, only in his 20s, takes on the role of his father as he was formally declared Supreme Leader at a memorial service for Kim Jong Il on Pyongyang earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral North Korea This post contains images

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets North Korea This post contains videos

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets

The son and successor of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un led the extravagant funeral procession through the snowy streets of the capital.

From TheJournal.ie What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow? North Korea

What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?

The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang North Korea

South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang

Today’s meeting is a rare event between the hostile neighbours as South Korean delegation pays its respects to the late Kim Jong Il.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?

Ireland has no plans to send its condolences to North Korea on the passing of Kim Jong Il. Should we send formal sympathy?

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries North Korea

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries

China, Russia and South Korea send messages of condolence, while other countries have merely ‘noted’ the Dear Leader’s passing.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed North Korea

North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed

Mourners are gathering to pay tribute to longtime leader Kim Jong Il today, as state media feed a budding personality cult around his third son – hailing him as “born of heaven.”

From TheJournal.ie Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea North Korea

Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea

Starvation, labour camps, kidnappings and repression are among the issues North Korean officials try to keep hidden – but over the years we have been afforded some rare and shocking glimpses…

From TheJournal.ie French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008 North Korea

French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008

Dr Francois-Xavier Roux said the North Korean leader was “in a coma” when he was flown to Pyongyang to treat him two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea tests short-range missile: report North Korea

North Korea tests short-range missile: report

At least one missile was fired today – the same day North Korean media announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il.

From TheJournal.ie 5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il North Korea

5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il

Get the lowdown on North Korea’s leader, from the quest for the perfect pizza to giant rabbits…

From TheJournal.ie South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang South Korea

South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang

The five men are accused of providing sensitive military and political information to North Korea.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea seizing South's assets at Diamond Mountain resort Koreas

North Korea seizing South's assets at Diamond Mountain resort

Seoul’s refusal to re-start tourist trips to the joint resort after a South Korean tourist was shot dead three years ago has angered Pyongyang.

From TheJournal.ie Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea North Korea

Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea

AP will be the first Western news organisation to have a full service operating in Pyongyang.